Regents Affirm Baylor 2012, Endorse Study Of New Residential Village

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Board of Regents Chairman Will D. Davis and Interim President William D. Underwood met with reporters at the conclusion of the July regents meeting.
July 15, 2005

by Larry Brumley (254) 710-1964

Streaming video of the news conference with Board of Regents Chairman Will D. Davis and Interim President William D. Underwood is available at BaylorTV.com. A transcript of the news conference can be found here.

The Baylor University Board of Regents today concluded a three-day summer retreat that focused on faith and learning and the role of teaching and research by approving a resolution affirming Baylor 2012. The resolution, which was unanimously endorsed, reads:

"Resolved, that the Board of Regents of Baylor University reaffirms its commitment to Baylor 2012. In furtherance of Baylor's commitment to outstanding teaching, Baylor will continue to enhance opportunities for research and scholarship among its faculty. Baylor will continue to recruit and hire highly qualified faculty who are committed Christians, including Christian scholars and scholars who are Christians. We expect every faculty member to examine and consider how his or her faith impacts his or her professional life. The Baylor Board of Regents reaffirms its commitment to the University's historic Baptist heritage."

In other action, Regents authorized the administration to hire an architectural firm to create a design and programming study for the University's second new residential complex, Brooks Village.

The Board's next meeting is scheduled for Sept. 8-9.

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